This recipe, from Daniel Leader of Bread Alone, which has several locations in upstate New York, produces an airy loaf with a nice crust similar to a ciabatta. It's made with a lightly fermented traditional Italian starter, called abiga, that's started nine hours before baking.
Made 10 days in advance with a hearty whole spelt flour starter, this loaf has rich caramel undertones and a pleasant sourness. Top slices of this bread with creamy, funky cheeses and cured or smoked meats and fish.
The national dish of Senegal, this boldly flavored combination of fish, rice, and vegetables simmered in tomato sauce is a hearty one–pot meal. You can make it with any fish or vegetables you have on hand, including potatoes, cassava, squash or pumpkin, and plantains. See the article Senegalese Shopping List for more information on the ingredients traditionally used in this dish.
This spicy, cooked chile–and–tomato sauce is used to add a kick to virtually every dish in Senegal, especially accara and other fried street snacks. To make it spicier, simply add more habanero chiles or a pinch of cayenne.